2014’s Best Sci-Fi Movies: Brent’s Picks
4. Edge of Tomorrow
Edge of Tomorrow will probably go down as the biggest marketing blunder of 2014. The film was an absolute disaster at the box office, so much so that it was rebranded for its home video release. Almost no one saw this movie, which is a shame, because the Tom Cruise-starring actioner is way more than just the Groundhog’s Day-with-aliens flick that was marketed. Cruise is as good as he’s been in years, playing a smarmy military officer with no combat experience who is thrown onto the front lines, forced to relive the same day over and over again. And if you’re not a fan of the Top Gun star, you get to watch him die, repeatedly, which is fun. Inventive and surprisingly funny—there’s far more black gallows humor than you were led to believe—Edge of Tomorrow is a movie about repetition that’s never repetitive. Like Dredd a few years ago, people are going to discover this on home video and kick themselves for not seeing it in the theater.